I have been as big of a proponent for Cuddyer, since the beginning of this season. It is good to see him hit as he has in the past. That said, the jump he got on that fly pop up to left was horrible yesterday
I have no problem with the decision. Actually Verrett pitched as well as we could have expected Harvey to in that turn of the rotation. My worry for this game only, and it is a trifling worry, is that he will be too strong and not able to control pitches. Minor worry in the big scheme of things.
If the other team scores 3, I hope the Jets score 4. If the other team scores 34, i hope they score 35. How they do it, who is at the helm, I do not care. The Rex Ryan era of thinking "this is what the defense gave up, and this is what the offense didn't do" needs to be over. Let's have a TEAM that wins.
What everyone has to realize though is that Cespedes will be 30 next year. He is likely at the pen of what his production will be as a player.
In the non-steroid eras of baseball, a player typically starts declining at 32 years of age. Cespedes is almost there. It would be hard to fathom a contract of more than 4 years making sense. I would guess he will have a better offer on the open market. The Mets have Wright for 5 more years. It will be tough to make that contract work during that time. Price of business at that time.
For the sake of accuracy, Cespedes has never had a year that rivals Wright's best years. Cespedes is going to be 30 in a few months. I would not sign him for more than 4 years. I would bet he wants more than that.